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Two Remarkable Stories from the Life of Saint Leo, Pope of Rome

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Saint_LeoWe read in The Spiritual Meadow [of John Moschos, Chapter 147]:

“Abba Menas, superior of Salams, a coenobium near Alexandria, related that he heard this from Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria: ‘While staying in Constantinople, I was a guest in the house of my lord Gregory, archdeacon of the Church of Rome, [Saint Gregory the Dialogist, later Pope of Rome] a truly illustrious and virtuous. He told me a story recorded in the archives of the Roman Church about the most blessed and Most Holy Pope Leo. He said that Leo wrote a letter to Saint Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople, condemning the impious Euthyches and Nestorius, and put it on the tomb of Peter, the chief Apostle, “if I, as a man, have in this letter erred in any way or failed to explain the truth fully, do thou, to whom this Church and episcopal throne were entrusted, set it right.”…

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